Hundreds of corporations, big and small, comprise the U.S. war industry. Endless war is the most profitable racket on Earth. Here are the DOD contracts issued during May 2020.
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS) – Through FMS, the U.S. government procures and transfers industry goods and services to allied nations and international organizations.
BAE Systems $13,709,609 for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) canister production and hardware for Japan, Australia, Norway, Netherlands, and Turkey.
Boeing $25,439,155 for FMS (NATO): C-17 training devices and spares for the NATO Airlift Management Program located at Papa Air Base, Hungary. NATO rarely shows up in military contracts. Typically, individual NATO member states show up instead of the organization as a whole.
Boeing $1,971,754,089 for FMS (Saudi Arabia): engineering re Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) obsolescence redesign, as well as production & delivery of 650 SLAM ER missiles.
Boeing $656,981,421 for 467 Harpoon missiles and support equipment: four Block II missiles and support equipment for Brazil, eight Block II missiles and support equipment for Thailand, 53 Block II missiles and support equipment for Qatar, 402 Block II missiles and support equipment for Saudi Arabia, and support equipment for Japan, Netherlands, India, and S. Korea.
Data Link Solutions (BAE Systems + Collins Aerospace) for production, retrofits, development, and sustainment of MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals. FMS $20,598,117. ViaSat for production, retrofits, development, and sustainment of MIDS JTRS terminals. FMS $15,015,224. MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband, secure data and voice across air, sea and ground platforms.
Integration Innovation $8,310,128 for International [Boeing AH-64] Apache Technical Lifecycle Support task order. FMS (Egypt, India, Indonesia, Apartheid Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, S. Korea, Taiwan, UAE, UK).
L3Harris $76,000,028 for FMS (unnamed): Group B materials, ground systems integration lab, and subcontracts.
Lockheed Martin $19,467,608 for FMS (South Korea): Korean Gun Computing System development, software, and hardware and subassemblies for installation. Finalizes the KGCS interface design specifications for Aegis.
Lockheed Martin $791,700,000 for FMS (India): 21 MH-60R.
Lockheed Martin $22,300,000 for FMS (Japan): continued engineering design support services necessary for continuation of planning efforts and risk reduction efforts required to maintain initial operational capability schedule to support the Aegis Ashore Japan FMS main case.
Lockheed Martin $485,000,000 for DOD and FMS Sniper, Infrared Search and Track (IRST); and Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) navigation pod (fixed wing) hardware production. FMS (“this list is not all inclusive”): Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Iraq, Apartheid Israel, Jordan, S. Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi regime, Slovakia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey. FMS of $34,900,000 obligated for Morocco.
Northrop Grumman for hardware, systems engineering, technical support, analysis, and studies to integrate the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system onto aircraft for New Zealand ($6,338,009); Norway ($2,955,946). FMS = $9,293,955.
Northrup Grumman $12,641,680 for FMS (S. Korea): initial aircraft spares for sustaining RQ-4 Global Hawk.
Raytheon for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile new final assembly test sets and upgrade of two existing final assembly test sets. “Unclassified FMS” $2,836,675 (Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Poland, Qatar, Spain, Romania).
UNINHABITED VEHICLES & CRAFT
General Atomics $7,432,050 for Group 5 unmanned air system ISR services in support of Task Force Southwest and Marine Corps operations utilizing contractor-owned/contractor-operated MQ-9 drones.
General Atomics $13,181,067 for MQ-1C Gray Eagle post-production software support.
General Atomics to increase the period of performance of contract from 61 to 66 months. No funds obligated.
United Technologies Corp. $7,561,560 for small mission computer hardware and software for the RQ-7B Shadow.
ApiJECT Systems America $138,000,000 for COVID-19 response “Project Jumpstart” and “Project Rapid,” which intend to expand production capability for domestically manufactured blow-fill-seal injection devices.
Chenega Healthcare Services $10,000,000 IDIQ for COVID-19 contact tracing for the Pentagon support services.
Extra Packaging LLC $7,562,500 for human remains pouches for DOD, FEMA, and federal agencies.
Manhattan Construction Co. $8,300,000 for alternate care facilities in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, OK.
Textron AAI $25,610,000 for three Aerosonde Mk4.7 systems, initial spare parts, logistics support, new equipment training and two field service representatives. Work in Nigeria. OCO funds obligated. Textron AAI $20,780,000 for two Aerosonde Mk4.7 systems, spare parts, equipment training, logistics support, and a field representative. Work in Uganda. Fiscal 2020 peacekeeping operations and OCO funds obligated.
KBR $9,885,077 for base operations support services (BOSS) at Isa Air Base, Bahrain.
General Dynamics $7,746,408 for logistics support and training services to the Iraqi Army in Taji, Iraq. Paid for with Iraq train and equip funds (dating to 2010).
Leidos $33,302,166 for ongoing contactor logistics support services in Afghanistan.
MD Helicopters $35,823,838 for logistics support to the Afghan Air Force’s MD-530F aircraft fleet.
Point Junction Car Rental (Doha, Qatar) $95,000,000 IDIQ for lease vehicle services, Expeditionary Logistic Readiness Support Squadron, 379th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
Raytheon $27,472,296 for technical expertise, system operators, maintenance, and life-cycle support for sustainment, operations, and support management of numerous training aids, devices, simulators and simulations in Kuwait.
SAIC $9,699,157 for live virtual constructive modeling and simulation support to U.S. Army Central at Shaw AFB, SC.
KVG LLC, Crowley Government Services, Agility International, Maersk, AECOM, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier Group compete for orders under an overall $49,010,000 to transport equipment, cargo and passengers in EUCOM.
EXP Federal $25,000,000 for architect and engineering services for construction and renovation projects in South Korea.
Construcciones José Carro SE (Puerto Rico) $9,469,023 to construct channel scour protection and toe key revetment, Dorado, Puerto Rico.
Boeing $18,186,000 for MH-47G helicopter long lead components and parts for SOCOM.
Jabez-Absher JV $42,743,158 for a 22 Special Tactics Squadron operations facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
Leidos $22,699,935 for a De Havilland Canada Dash 8 aircraft. Most work is in Bridgewater, VA.
Marana Tactical Flight $9,900,000 for military freefall services in support of Naval Special Warfare Command.
Raptor Training Services $13,500,000 to accommodate “known and emerging critical SOF requirements.”
46 corporations—including many small businesses run by former special operators—received a combined $950,000,000 for SOF core support services in the U.S. and globally. “Contracted subject matter expertise and knowledge-based services will support education, training, engineering, technical, professional, administrative, management support, program management and other requirements.”
Alpha Marine Services $12,585,814 for a U.S.-flagged maritime support vessel (M/V Kellie Chouest), U.S. Southern Command.
General Dynamics $7,417,730 for case analysts, defense security officers, and program management support for the Office of Military Commissions hearings. Work at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Vectrus $15,827,023 for BOSS at Naval Station Guantánamo Bay. Includes facility investment, utility management, wastewater, steam, water, base support vehicles and equipment, environmental, and swimming pool upkeep.
DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Applied Physical Sciences Corp. $18,822,358 for R&D of undersea sensing systems.
Perspecta Labs $29,917,092 for a research project, part of Fast Network Interface Cards (FastNICs). FastNICs “will speed up applications such as the distributed training of machine learning classifiers by 100x through the development, implementation, integration and validation of novel, clean-slate network subsystems.”
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (DIA)
Clear Resolution Consulting, NextGen Federal Systems, S2 Technologies, LBO Technology LLC, Lock4 LLC, Parra Consulting Group, SHINE Systems, $99,500,000 IDIQ for facility management, logistics, administrative, readiness, executive and security support services to support the National Media Exploitation Center, DIA. Work in the National Capital Region; Charlottesville, VA; and Patrick AFB, FL.
DEFENSE COUNTERINTELLIGENCE & SECURITY AGENCY (DCSA)
Next Tier Concepts $24,919,863 for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) functions supporting the background investigation mission. Work in Boyers, PA.
Verato estimated $8,735,669 for credit reports and credit monitoring in support of DCSA background investigations.
Dataminr Inc. $12,180,000 to provide web-based, mobile and email alerting of events and breaking news based on global sources of publicly available information (PAI) to all DOD authorized users for force protection and first response via a commercially-available subscription license with 24/7/365 access to alerting for DOD authorized users and maintain compliance with the terms of service and data use policies of all third party PAI data sources that are used to create news alerts. DataMinr got a similar contract in April 2020.
ACADEMIA – U.S. academia is part of the U.S. war industry. Faculty and staff often justify this flagrant ethical compromise by claiming that the funding is too good to turn down and that they, the academics, are ultimately not the ones determining when, where, or how to use the weaponry being developed.
The Applied Research Laboratory at University of Hawaii $75,000,000 for engineering, research, or development capability at the Vanguard Center's Unified University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) for Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) Support (VaCUUMS). Investigations, scientific expertise, capabilities, and interdisciplinary facilities are “required for progression from basic theories of knowledge to practical and realistic fielded application” in areas: sensor development; image processing; command and control integration; advanced data visualization and analytics; machine learning; and autonomy.
Georgia Tech Applied Research Corp. $9,443,405 for engineering sustainment in support of AAR-44, AAR-47, and Georgia Tech Synthetic Imaging Missile Simulation systems. Support analysis & evaluation of various electronic optical/infrared and radio frequency threats and responses will “improve the survivability, reliability and mission success for U.S. warfighting airborne elements.”
Stanford $30,114,182 for a research project to study the securing of our national internet infrastructure using measurement, control, and verification for closed-loop control of networks, a.k.a. the “Pronto project.” Pronto will research the creation and deployment of a network, to include 5G, under verifiable closed-loop control as an exemplar for others in government, industry, and education to replicate.
The Corporation of Mercer University $9,039,309 to provide Laboratory Intelligence Validated Emulators-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) closed-loop engineering test and evaluation of newly developed electronic warfare (EW) systems. Provides “integration of gold-standard Intelligence Community threat definitions into the Electronic Warfare and Avionics Integrated Support Facility, where LVC closed loop operational test – vertical testability demonstration simulations and testing will be conducted to inform the baseline capability and to identify growth areas for improving operational survivability, reliability and mission success of fielded EW systems in support of airborne U.S. warfighting elements.” The Corporation of Mercer University $9,039,309 for more LVC closed loop engineering test and evaluation of newly developed EW systems.
Vanderbilt University $8,800,167 for model-based intent-driven adaptive software (MIDAS). Aims to develop a new approach to software development/deployment that extends the results of model-based software engineering and provides an integrated, end-to-end framework for building software that is focused on growth and adaptation. Aims to enable rapid adaptation of software to changes in requirements, platforms, and computational resources “at a scale and speed appropriate for the complex software ecosystem upon which the U.S. government, military and economy depend.”
TELECOM COMPLICITY & SILICON VALLEY
AT&T $8,449,798 for continued mission support services to Space Force, Air Force Space & Missile Systems Center, Special Programs Directorate. Work at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Eccalon LLC $7,078,869 for National Security Technology Accelerator program (MD5) support for the Office of Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy.
InCadence Strategic Solutions Corp. $16,048,337 for Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps Increment 2 (IDS-MC Inc. 2) systems and technical services. Also procures certain incidental support efforts and software maintenance.
DynCorp $167,556,981 for support services for fixed-wing fleets performing transport aircraft missions. Previous announcements (e.g. 31 May 2017; 25 June 2019) regarding this contract have identified such “transport aircraft” as C-12, C-26, UC-35, and some T-6. The first three such models are often used to gather signals intelligence, though they sometimes transport cargo or personnel.
Northrop Grumman $176,471,668 to support Army special electronic mission aircraft fixed-wing life cycle service.
JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (F-35) – It is an understatement to call the F-35 a boondoggle. The Manhattan Project cost about $2 billion in 1945 dollars (roughly $28.4 billion in 2019 dollars). The F-35 burns through that kind of money every few years.
IDSC Holdings $11,088,933 IDIQ for up to 2,064 toolboxes containing 1.423 different types of commercial tools in support of initial outfitting associated with F-35 low rate initial production and maintenance.
Lockheed Martin $15,989,488 to manage diminishing manufacturing sources in support of the F-35 program for U.S. Air Force, Navy and non-DOD participants. “Non-DOD international partners” are distinct from FMS. The former are purchased by the U.S. government, while the latter are purchased by the U.S. government (which is then reimbursed by foreign governments upon receipt of the good or service).
Lockheed Martin $393,846,014 to produce and deliver Ancillary Mission Equipment (AME)/Pilot Flight Equipment (PFE) and associated initial spares in support of F-35 lot 14 aircraft deliveries for USA, non-DOD participants, and FMS.
United Technologies Corp. $10,648,976 for one low rate initial production afloat spares package kit for the F-35.
Bell Boeing Joint Project Office $10,178,059 for additional repairs in support of V-22 Common Configuration Readiness & Modernization program. Also provides non-recurring engineering for a drive tube engineering change proposal in support of V-22 production.
Raytheon $325,000,000 to repair the Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared System used on F/A-18 aircraft.
ELECTRONIC WARFARE AIRCRAFT (GROWLER & PROWLER)
Dynetics Inc. $10,452,506 for production, test and delivery of Laboratory Intelligence Validated Emulator (LIVE) Virtual Constructive (LVC) test systems, and sustainment of those systems for the Electronic Warfare and Avionics Integration Support Facility, Robins AFB, GA, and other DOD agencies.
United Technologies Corp. $7,804,005 to produce, install, integrate and test KGR-72 very low frequency receiver A and B-kits into 14 E-6B aircraft and associated training systems. Work in Richardson, TX.
Thomas Instrument $25,334,400 to remanufacture B-1B left/right-hand hydraulic heat exchanger.
Moog Inc. $9,508,592, to overhaul the B-2 Hydraulic Servocylinder contract line item numbers. Ophir Corp. $11,281,000 to repair B-2 pilot alert assembly and laser energy monitor.
Boeing $29,864,155 for B-52 hatches.
POSEIDON (P-8) & ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE
Boeing $27,770,370 for integrated logistics support for Boeing P-8A aircraft for U.S. Navy, Australia, and U.K. Overseas work in Sigonella, Italy (3%); Kadena, Japan (2%); Misawa, Japan (2%); Bahrain (2%); Kaneohe Bay, occupied Hawaii (2%). Boeing $29,059,944 for production and delivery of 10 P-8A A-kits, 10 turret deployment units, and 8 mechanism units.
Boeing $7,039,596 for non-recurring engineering for design, fabrication, and correction of deficiencies required for the delivery and installation of retrofit kits for P-8A aircraft with Increment 3 Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) 6 capabilities. P-8A ECP 6 “provides a significant modification to the baseline aircraft, installing new airframe racks, radomes, antennas, sensors and wiring, while incorporating a new combat system suite with an improved computer processing and security architecture capability at the higher than secret level, a wide band satellite communication system, an anti-submarine warfare signal intelligence capability, a minotaur track management system and additional communications and acoustics systems to enhance search, detection and targeting capabilities.” The P-8A was introduced in late 2013. Boeing is already selling upgrades. This stinks of planned obsolescence.
S&K Aerospace $30,844,497 IDIQ to repair, overhaul, upgrade 361 commercial common items used on the P-8A.
Canadian Commercial Corp. $44,473,960 to install the Block Upgrade 7.0/8.1 kits into C-130J cargo aircraft.
CAE USA $10,544,331 for support of the KC-135 Aircrew Training System.
MILITARY RESEARCH LABS
Applied Research Associates Inc. $24,725,858 for R&D of algorithms and tools to produce high-quality radio frequency modeling data at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Honeywell $7,777,093 to research, develop, integrate, validate, and demonstrate Consistent Logical Automated Reasoning for Integrated System Software Assurance (CLARISSA). R&D of technology for AFRL to automate generation of assurance cases from curated evidence.
Charles River Laboratories, Envigo RMS LLC, The Jackson Laboratory will compete for each order under $25,000,000 to supply small laboratory research animals and related services, Army Medical Research, Fort Detrick, MD.
Survice Engineering Co. $89,489,901 for acquisition, storage, retrieval, synthesis, analysis, and dissemination of 22 technical focus areas and scientific technical information for DOD Information Analysis Center mission, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Fort Belvoir, VA.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND
Ad Hoc Research Associates LLC, Beshenich Muir and Associates LLC, Digiflight Inc., Integrated Defense Applications LLC, Joint Research & Development Inc., Man-Machine Systems Assessment Inc., Science & Technology Corp. $249,000,000 to provide engineering and test support services across all directorates and divisions within U.S. Army Evaluation Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. This is a great example of the corporate takeover of government.
Canadian Commercial Corp. $380,117,626 for MX sensor systems product and system support.
Vigil America $49,000,000 for the Electronic Automatic Activation Device.
Boeing $7,578,872 for generator feeder fault protection for the AH-64 “Apache” helicopter. Boeing $28,000,000 for advanced procurement of long lead helicopter parts.
Digiflight $18,193,257 for programmatic support services for the [Boeing AH-64] Apache attack helicopter project office. Some FMS (Egypt, India, Indonesia, Apartheid Israel, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi regime, Singapore, Taiwan, Morocco, UAE, UK).
DynCorp $8,774,725 increasing the flight hour capacity by 1,100 flight hours per month, increasing the total flight hours from 6,500 hours/mo. to 7,600 hours/mo. in support of TH-57 aircraft. Work in Milton, FL.
Lockheed Martin $17,916,867 for logistics, program management, training, configuration management, and sustaining engineering support for the H-53K system demonstration and test article aircraft. Lockheed Martin $29,940,372 for rate tooling, physical configuration audits, associated systems engineering, and program management in support of CH-53K aircraft production.
Lockheed Martin for three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for U.S. Navy ($113,100,000). Lockheed Martin $7,946,333 for H-53 hydraulic fluid tanks for U.S. Navy.
Lockheed Martin $13,210,610 for modernized target acquisition sight/pilot night vision sensor refurbishment. Some FMS to the U.K.
Quantitech $17,686,572 for programmatic support for the Utility Helicopters Project Manager's Office. Involves some FMS to Australia.
S&L Aerospace Metals $24,386,400 for cylinders and pistons for U.S. Army.
Thomas Instrument $8,788,301 for maintenance and overhaul of Lockheed Martin UH-60 “Blackhawk” helicopters.
GENERAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE
BAE Systems $1,116,966,065 for consumable and depot-level repairables supporting multiple weapon systems platforms for DOD “and federal civilian agencies.”
Fxc Corp. $7,472,938 for drogue parachute assemblies.
M1 Support Services $12,533,445 for C-21 worldwide contractor logistics support services.
PAE $157,990,274 for support of repair, maintenance, and modification of F-15, F-16, UH1N, C-130 and other aircraft (including maintaining support equipment and providing crash recovery) at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Airborne Tactical Advantage Co. $34,553,773 for ongoing contractor-owned and -operated aircraft for airborne threat simulation capabilities and updates.
CAE USA $11,157,134 for advanced helicopter flight training support services at Fort Rucker, AL.
Dignitas Technologies $8,723,110 to provide technical and management support for the Program Executive Office for simulation, training and instrumentation and provide access to Army Mission Command information systems.
General Electric $394,149,546 for supplies related to the J85 engine, likely for the T-38.
Strategic Airborne Operations JV $146,834,175 for the High Endurance Electronic Warfare Jet (HEEWJ) capability. HEEWJ provides aviation with airborne threat simulation capabilities to train shipboard and aircraft weapon systems operators and aircrew to counter enemy electronic warfare and electronic attack.
United Technologies Corp. $11,916,073 to support the sustainment of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) for upgrading the test and evaluation instrumentation at test ranges: Eglin AFB, FL; Edwards AFB, CA; NAS Patuxent River, MD; White Sands Missile Range, NM; Nevada Test & Training Range, NV; NAWS China Lake, CA; and NAS Point Mugu, CA. CRIIS CLS provides repairs and sustainment management for the CRIIS equipment while verifying sustainment system performance specification requirements.
Northrop Grumman for hardware, engineering, tech support, analysis, and studies to integrate Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures onto aircraft for U.S. Navy ($82,625,265); Army ($25,262,278); USAF (6,345,226).
Northrop Grumman $19,354,527 for repairs, spares, and engineering re the electronic systems test set, ALQ-155 power management system, ALQ-161 defensive avionics system (DAS), and Band 6/7/9 of B-1B ALQ-161 DAS.
General Electric $9,451,807 for maintenance and overhaul of the Stage 1 Nozzle.
StandardAero Inc. $237,395,588 for the J85 engine repair in San Antonio, Texas.
General Dynamics $58,590,570 for production and shipping of Mk 82 guided-missile directors and Mk 200 director control units. The Mk 82 director “positions the fire control system antenna… for the purpose of illuminating the target… Within the director control, solid-state servo-amplifiers provide the servo drive signals that position the director to the desired target position. These components are part of the Mk 99 missile fire control system framework, which is a critical component of the Aegis Weapon System.”
Management Services Group Inc. $24,385,746 for network, processing and storage (NPS) technical insertion (TI) 16, modification (MOD) 1 production equipment, which provides computer processing and memory, data storage and extraction, network systems and input/output interfaces to host software applications of Navy combat systems. This contract combines purchases for U.S. Navy (62%) and Australia (38%).
LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP (LCS)
Austal USA $8,229,522 for industrial post-delivery support for LCS 26.
Lockheed Martin $7,267,110 for advance planning, accomplishment, and emergent availabilities for LCS-19 post shakedown availability.
Textron AAI $20,720,170 for engineering and technical services for the Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) and Unmanned Surface Vehicle program. UISS “will allow” LCS “to perform its mine countermeasure sweep mission and targets acoustic, magnetic and magnetic/acoustic combination mine types.” UISS “will satisfy the Navy's need for a rapid, wide-area coverage mine clearance capability which are required to neutralize magnetic/acoustic influence mines.”
LANDING HELICOPTER ASSAULT (LHA)
Huntington Ingalls $16,931,540 for long-lead-time material in support of one Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose) Replacement (LHA(R)) Flight 1 ship (LHA 9).
ARLEIGH BURKE-CLASS DESTROYERS (DDG)
Northrop Grumman $27,430,321 for integrated bridge and navigation systems for the DDG-51 (guided missile destroyer) New Construction Ship Program and DDG-51 Midlife Modernization Program with physical throttles kits and engineering services. The integrated bridge and navigation system is a hull, mechanical and electrical upgrade—part of the plan to ensure the DDG-51 class remains “combat relevant and affordable throughout their life.”
Boeing $13,229,197 for hardware procurement for the AN/USQ-82(V) Program in support of DDG-51 class new construction and modernization for U.S. Navy (80%); Japan (16%); Australia (4%). AN/USQ-82(V) Program is a control system network that transfers data to and from users associated with combat, navigation, aviation, power, propulsion, steering, alarms and indicating, and damage control systems. Boeing $13,211,471 to support AN/USQ-82(V) program for DDG-51 class new construction, DDG-51 class modernization, operations & maintenance, R&D, and FMS. Purchases: U.S. Navy (91%); Japan (5%); S. Korea (3%); Australia (1%). DRS $11,786,168 for AN/USQ-82(V) hardware in support of DDG-51 class new construction, DDG- 51 class modernization, and Aegis Ashore Japan. Purchases: U.S. Navy (79%) and Japan (21%).
General Dynamics $60,594,296 for U.S. and U.K. Trident II ship alterations. U.K. funds $2,098,018 obligated.
Lockheed Martin $47,654,068 for submarine modernization kits, equipment and installation.
SURFACE SHIP MAINTENANCE
Detyens Shipyards $24,235,291 for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for regular overhaul dry-docking of USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201).
Huntington Ingalls $187,126,853 to prepare and make ready for refueling complex overhaul, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).
Mare Island Dry Dock $33,532,308 for a 150-calendar day shipyard availability for regular overhaul and dry-docking of USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).
W. F. Magann Corp. $10,234,262 for ongoing replacement of Dry Dock 4 north side duct bank at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, VA.
BAE Systems $29,132,560 for MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) canister production & hardware for U.S. Navy. VLS “provides area and self-defense, anti-air warfare capabilities, counter-air and land attack cruise missile defense and surface and subsurface warfare capabilities.” Lockheed Martin $48,965,154 for launch sequencer MK 5 Mod 2 production units for VLS. DRS $26,047,878 for launch control unit Mk 235 Mod 11 and 12 production units for VLS.
Raytheon $19,061,000 to procure material, fabricate parts, assemble & test, and deliver Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Mod 5 Guided Missile Launching System (GMLS).
Raytheon $8,548,173 to deliver spare items for Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) system. Some FMS (Canada, UK, Netherlands).
Raytheon $29,222,688 for development of new detection algorithms and operating modes for AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar system, which “will improve detection and tracking capabilities of the radar system.”
Raytheon $32,740,207 for Planar Array Antenna Assembly (PAAA) production requirements to support the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program. The PAAA is a multi-face antenna assembly used in the shipboard AN/USG-2x CEC configuration. CEC networks sensors, “thereby significantly improving strike force air and missile defense capabilities by coordinating measurement data from strike force air search sensors on CEC-equipped units into a single, integrated real-time, composite track air picture. CEC improves battle force effectiveness by improving overall situational awareness and by enabling longer range, cooperative, multiple, or layered engagement strategies.” This is a good example of corporate claims infesting Pentagon contract announcements.
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVSEA)
Applied Systems Engineering $10,600,000 for additional quantities of Advanced Tactical Navigation units as well as various upgrades, repairs and associated support. Justified via FAR 6.302-2, “Unusual and Compelling Urgency.”
General Dynamics $16,022,000 to obtain vendor services from Leonard DRS Naval Power Systems to support Large-Scale Vehicle (LSV) 2 system refurbishment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
L3Harris $12,719,770 for engineering services and capability development in support of Undersea Warfare and Surface Warfare systems for U.S. Navy (98%), Japan (2%).
Lockheed Martin $7,894,505 for unspecified Navy equipment. Lockheed Martin $15,392,275 for production and component work for NAVSEA.
Huntington Ingalls $7,400,000 for the installation of Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services AN/USQ-208B (V) 5 Local Area Network drops.
Q.E.D. Systems $16,205,606 for specification development and execution/procurement support services in support maintenance for Navy surface combatant ship classes (CG 47/DDG 51).
Raytheon $17,220,849 for dual band radar systems engineering in support of CVN 78.
Raytheon $10,480,184 for maintenance and support for the AN/AQS-20 Sonar Mine Detecting Set. AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for program executive office, unmanned and small combatants.
Rolls Royce Marine North America and Wartsila Defense $67,000,000 for repair and refurbishment of controllable pitch propellers blades and fixed pitch propellers for Naval Sea Systems Command S05Z 2SCOG Program.
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND (NAVAIR)
Alion Science & Technology Corp. $49,999,999 IDIQ for non-recurring engineering and logistics support for the Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) family of training systems. LVC Integrated Training System “is a networked, personal computer (PC) based deployable trainer designed to support integrated and coordinated tactical training and simulation. Also procures the current training system configuration comprised of PCs with each PC system representing a mission training station in a particular aircraft (i.e. SH-60B, SH-60F, P-3C), shipboard system or combat systems which, when in a networked environment, allow for integrated mission training.”
BAE Systems $14,465,881 to procure AN/UPX-41(C) digital interrogators and Mode 5 change kits for USA, Japan, and various FMS.
Northrop Grumman $9,162,847 for systems engineering and program management support for development, integration, test, and delivery of two radar altimeters and two integrated avionics units in support of BQM-34S Firebee High Performance Aerial Target System, BQM-74E target drones, and the Aerial Targets Program Office.
PSI Pax Inc. $29,286,410 for administrative, business, and financial services for all of NAVAIR.
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIVISION (NAWCAD)
BAE Systems $10,536,004 for engineering and technical services for integrated communications and information systems radio communications on Navy ships.
Flightline Electronics $18,588,079 for 543 TTU-597/E engineering change proposal kits to address parts obsolescence and availability issues on the fuel control test set for U.S. Navy and FMS. Also provides logistics support documents to include technical manual updates, provisioning data and the interim support items list. 40% work in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Charging for obsolescence is a fairly new trend in DOD contracts.
Grammatech Inc. $7,569,838 to procure continued services and materials necessary to R&D the Late-Stage Software Customization and Complexity Reduction project. Specifically, this is R&D of five software tools – Grammatech Transformer (GTx)-Reducer, GTx-Optimizer, GTx-Hardener and Vertex and LiftBridge – to improve the viability of late stage customization against software binaries.
NAVAL INFORMATION WARFARE CENTER PACIFIC (NAVWAR)
Metron Inc. $32,199,767 for R&D of a mission planning and execution aid tool to support strategic fleet operations, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic, Charleston, SC.
NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND
Virginia Pilot Association $8,175,544 for support services to assist with the navigation of ships for Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Port Operations Division. All work in Norfolk, VA.
CYBER, SIGINT & CRYPTOGRAPHY
NISQA'A TEK $7,608,038 for Cyber Operations for Base Resilient Architectures (COBRA) support in the Pacific.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & THE CLOUD
Affigent LLC $11,312,007 for Oracle Premier Support maintenance on previously acquired licenses. Emergent LLC $13,787,428 for Oracle software licenses and maintenance renewal.
Innovative Defense Technologies $22,506,572 for the Cloud to Edge Environment. Continued work to deliver a secure development and operations (SecDevOps) environment enabling cloud-based collaborative development, simulation, testing, and certification of evolving Navy software systems.
Paragon-One Group LLC $57,792,000 for managed print software services for Defense Logistics Agency.
Ventech $99,000,000 for performance of the Base Level Software Support V contract. Provides for purchasing of commercial software, software maintenance and bundled maintenance, filing purchases and license information database operations and maintenance, report generation and general support to address software, documentation and licensing issues. Work at Eglin AFB, FL.
28 corporations, big and small, IDIQ (up to $950 million) for maturation, demonstration, and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software, and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). Provide for development and operation of systems as a unified force across all domains (air, land, sea, space, cyber and electromagnetic spectrum) in an open architecture family of systems that enables capabilities via multiple integrated platforms. No funds yet obligated.
MACHINE LEARNING / ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
Booz Allen Hamilton $800,000,000 to deliver Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) artificial intelligence (AI) enabled products “to support warfighting operations and be instrumental in embedding AI decision-making and analysis at all tiers of DOD operations.” Will include data labeling, management, and conditioning; AI product development; and transition of AI products into new and existing fielded programs and systems across the DOD.
Data Link Solutions (BAE Systems + Collins Aerospace) $978,328,164 IDIQ for the production, retrofits, development, and sustainment of MIDS Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) terminals. Viasat $983,828,164 IDIQ for production, retrofits, development, and sustainment of MIDS JTRS terminals. MIDS JTRS terminal is a line-of-sight radio system for collecting and transmitting broadband data and voice across a variety of air, sea, and ground platforms.
Elbit Systems $8,977,727 for continued support to Army Communications Electronics Command Integrated Logistics Support Center.
General Dynamics $16,211,164 for engineering services and contractors on the battlefield. General Dynamics $37,012,955 for post-deployment software support services for Product Manager Tactical Network-Mission Network, Tactical Network-Transport On-The-Move systems and equipment.
Raytheon $36,688,190 for radio frequency exciters. Raytheon $8,362,088 for radio frequency exciters for U.S. Army. Raytheon $14,494,050 for antenna elements for U.S. Army.
Central Coast Water Authority $7,600,000 to provide Vandenberg AFB, CA, and outlying municipalities with potable water.
SpaceX $8,904,146 for non-National Security Space Fleet surveillance in Hawthorne, CA; Vandenberg, CA; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Space Station, FL.
SATELLITES & SPACE SUPPORT
ACTA LLC $8,821,909 for the Safety Hazard Analysis and Risk Processing (SHARP) II System performance-based services with a combination of severable (flight analysis) and non-severable (risk analysis) services. SHARP II is hardware, software, and procedures used to perform flight analysis and risk analysis by 45th Space Wing Launch Safety analysts for space launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
Braxton Technologies $31,399,226 for support and delivery network, infrastructure, hardware and architecture solutions under the Cross Mission Ground Communications Enterprise Corps (ECX). Provides for “cross-domain solutions, design, integration and rapid delivery team services.”
Carahsoft $81,000,000 to deliver a software development and IT operations environment to support the Space Command and Control Division under the Cross Mission and Ground Communications Enterprise Corps. Provides support for the creation and implementation of the development operations goal of increasing the velocity of software delivery (agile software development).
LinQuest $11,008,552 for continued technical support services, Special Programs Directorate, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. LinQuest $11,008,552 for continued technical support services for the Special Programs Directorate, Los Angeles AFB.
ManTech $20,916,894 for systems engineering and integration services. Work at Los Angeles AFB, CA; Vandenberg AFB, CA; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
Northrop Grumman $2,375,000,000 for “design/development, critical path flight hardware procurement, and risk reduction efforts leading to a critical design review to the basic contract” of Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar Space Vehicles 1 and 2.
Northrop Grumman $7,304,322 for Defense Meteorological Satellite Program sensor sustainment in Azusa, CA; Baltimore, MD; Boulder, Colorado; and Dallas, TX.
United Technologies Corp. $19,057,548 for the Multi-band Overhead Persistent Infrared Payload (MBOP), “a flight ready satellite payload with a unique, advantageous modular sensor configuration for Space Development Agency.”
MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY (MDA) – After intense lobbying by the U.S. war industry, the D.C. regime pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002. This paved the way for the establishment of the Missile Defense Agency, and allowed the U.S. war industry to develop, market, and sell “ballistic missile defense” weaponry. This weaponry is one of the most lucrative sectors of the U.S. war industry.
Boeing $128,481,291 for continued Ground-based Midcourse Defense development and sustainment: manufacturing C2 boost vehicles, booster spare parts, and associated avionics to maintain fleet and flight test programs.
Davidson Technologies $20,696,405 to continue developing a cyber-secure IT infrastructure for MDA “that allows users to access data via a virtual desktop infrastructure.”
Lockheed Martin $497,301,405 for PAC-3 missile support center post-production support.
BALLISTIC MISSILES / NUCLEAR WEAPONRY
L3Harris $12,732,754 for services and support for Flight Test Instrumentation [for nuclear weaponry]. Raytheon $20,232,337 for a Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal.
MISSILES, BOMBS, ROCKETS, PROJECTILES
General Dynamics $3,420,531,156 for production and engineering services for Hydra-70 rocket systems.
Marine Terminals Corp. $95,835,034 for stevedoring and related terminal services at ports in Northern CA: Military Ocean Terminal, Concord, CA, and the Port of Oakland, CA.
L3Harris $19,082,000 for 658 rounds of 57mm MK 332 High Explosive-4 Bolt Guided Cartridge ammunition.
Lockheed Martin $49,856,351 to procure additional equipment and tooling needed to increase Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile production. Lockheed Martin $106,282,221 for industrial engineering services for programs supporting international contractor logistics services related to the Multiple Launch Rocket System.
Northrop Grumman $22,158,960 for 120mm M1002 new production cartridges for 120mm tank training ammo.
[Raytheon/Lockheed Martin] Javelin JV $121,764,089 for the Javelin weapon system. Javelin JV $13,842,939 for engineering services, Spiral 3 system qualification of the Javelin missile.
Raytheon $14,519,000 for 2 new final assembly Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile test sets and upgrade of two existing final assembly test sets.
Raytheon 92,370,000 for sustainment, maintenance, training, refurbishment, overhaul, engineering services and spares to support ongoing operations of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System.
Ocean Ships Inc. $15,114,743 for operation and maintenance of expeditionary transfer dock vessels (USNS Montford Point and USNS John Glenn) for Military Sealift Command worldwide prepositioning.
AM General $7,042,059 IDIQ for diesel cylinder heads for U.S. Army.
BAE Systems $11,038,019 for phase two of design/development of the Amphibious Combat Vehicle medium caliber cannon mission role variant.
Chemring $200,218,380 to develop, integrate and produce and deliver Husky Mounted Detection System kits, spare parts, maintenance and training.
General Dynamics $14,719,719 for Abrams systems technical support.
Penn Power Group $91,621,582 for two-cycle diesel engine spares.
USSC Acquisition Corp. $11,643,980 to procure commander seats, driver seats and passenger seats for the Heavy Equipment Transporter Urban Survivability Kit.
WFEL Ltd. (Cheshire, UK) $8,034,740 for retrofit kits for the Dry Support Bridge system.
The Will-Burt Co. $43,186,213 for masts.
SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONRY (SALW)
AMTEC Corp. $44,442,929 for 40mm grenade systems and M385A1 and M918 projectiles.
GEAR & EQUIPMENT
Palomar Display Products $89,237,780 for biocular image control units, spares, and engineering services & repairs.
Independent RT Center $8,029,638 for the Rough Terrain Container Handlers Service Life Extension Program.
Leading Technology Composites $26,752,704 for enhanced side ballistic inserts. Point Blank Enterprises $81,265,600 for body armor.
Propper International $11,965,427 for hydration system and corpsman assault packs.
Sea Box Inc. $77,454,898 for basic expeditionary airfield resources expandable bicon shelter hygiene systems for the Support Equipment and Vehicles division at Robins AFB.
Security Signals $10,201,843 for soldier hand-held signal devices.
SupplyCore $60,000,000 for facilities maintenance, repair and operations items.
RANGE FINDER & TARGET LOCATION DEVICE
Centauri (as Kord Technologies) $50,965,000 for target system hardware support.
Unisys Corp. $630,000,000 IDIQ for technology application development and sustainment supporting the Air Force weather enterprise. Supports development, delivery and sustainment of an integrated system of weather enterprise hardware and software dedicated to providing accurate, consistent, relevant and timely environmental intelligence. Work at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Omaha, Nebraska.
Burlington Industries $7,935,500 for poly/wool gabardine cloth for U.S. Marine Corps.
Creighton AB $8,256,325 for dress trousers for U.S. Air Force. Creighton AB $12,080,120 IDIQ for men's and women's dress coats, U.S. Air Force.
Puerto Rico Apparel Manufacturing Corp. (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) $11,173,437 for various types of coats and trousers for Army and Air Force.
Rocky Brands $9,075,661 for certified safety boots for U.S. Navy. Work in Ohio and Puerto Rico.
Tennier Industries Inc. $8,771,992 for a variety of trousers and parkas.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
AECOM $24,335,524 to design the renovation of Sijan Hall, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.
Perspecta Enterprise Solutions $237,243,000 to develop, integrate, deliver, operate and maintain an enterprise capability for Army training and education information. Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement.
PRIDE Industries $20,281,403 to provide repair and maintenance support at Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.
ProSecure LLC $11,165,786 for armed guard security services in the cities of Rufus, The Dalles and Cascade Locks, Oregon. These are three towns on the Columbia River. These towns are in Oregon, bordering Washington state. According to a protest filing with the GAO (.pdf), ProSecure is a joint venture between Meritus Solutions Group and American Eagle Protection Services Corp.
Serco Inc. $29,002,941 for chemical management services.
UTILITIES – Privatizing utilities is never a good idea. It prioritizes profit over the health and wellbeing of the people. Additionally, water is a human right; corporate greed should be nowhere near it.
American Water Enterprises $21,810,972 for ownership, operation and maintenance of the water and wastewater utility systems at Fort Rucker, AL.
Alere San Diego $7,066,152 for Food & Drug Administration and quality management documented fentanyl / norfentanyl immunoassay reagent kits for use with the currently installed Beckman Coulter AU5800 series systems for the DOD Drug Demand Reduction Program, via Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick, MD.
Genesis Vision $9,000,000 for optical frames.
Del Medical Inc. $100,000,000 for radiology systems, accessories and training.
Arjo Inc. $47,500,000 IDIQ for medical equipment and accessories for Defense Logistics Agency electronic catalog.
First Nation Group LLC $47,500,000 for medical equipment and accessories for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) electronic catalog. Inficon Inc. $45,000,000 IDIQ for medical equipment and accessories for DLA electronic catalog. Interior Fusion $45,000,000 for medical equipment and accessories for DLA electronic catalog. Metrex Research $45,000,000 for hospital equipment and accessories for DLA electronic catalog.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. $420,000,000 for surgical robots, instruments and their related accessories.
The Lighthouse for the Blind (St. Louis), Atlantic Diving Supply, American Purchasing Services LLC, TQM LLC $45,000,000 for sets, kits and, outfits to supply complete medical, surgical, pharmaceutical, dental, lab, and vet equipment and material sets.
Tasso Inc. $7,500,000 for serology kits.
American Systems $11,636,887 for transformation planning of the Theater Medical Information Program-Joint into a modular and portable software suite with a unified architecture.
FUEL & ENERGY – The U.S. Armed Forces consume more fossil fuels than any other organization in the world.
NuStar Terminal Partner TX L.P. $22,392,616 for contractor-owned, contract-operated services to receive, store, and issue U.S. government-owned jet propellant thermally stable.
Vitol Inc. $99,594,897 for fuel. Performance in Texas and the United Kingdom.
Varec Inc. $9,584,428 for FuelsManager defense deployments and on-site support. Varec Inc. $8,829,339 for FuelsManager defense software maintenance services.
Vane Line Bunkering $26,662,956 for transportation of bulk jet fuel and marine diesel by tug and barge in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions—inland and coastal waterways from TX to Maine. Includes support to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
TRANSPORTATION _ MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
CACI $14,899,365 for 365-calendar day worldwide logistics services. Work in the functional areas of sustainment logistics, corrective maintenance logistics system support, combat logistics force load management, material handling equipment, ordnance handling equipment support and ordnance management.
Lockheed Martin $8,954,062 to support integration and transition of Windows 10 and Server 16 into various VH-92A training devices. Work in Quantico, VA.
ENVIRONMENTAL – The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional polluter in the world (in terms of carbon pollution, particulates, nuclear waste, runoff, etc.). The Pentagon hires Corporate America to remediate a fraction of the military’s pollution.
Cape Environmental Management $11,674,808 for removal actions and environmental restoration activities at installation restoration and munition response sites at MCAS Miramar, San Diego, California.
Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. $7,759,000 for Everglades restoration in Miami-Dade, FL.
Fresh Pack Produce $12,600,000 for produce.
Hartford Provision Co. $49,473,750 for full-line food distribution in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut. Labatt Food Service $78,373,493 for full-line food distribution in Texas and New Mexico. Royal Food Service $465,000,000 IDIQ for fresh fruits and vegetables.
BASE OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES (BOSS) - BOSS typically includes some combination of the following services: air operations, bachelor quarters, custodial, electrical, environmental services, facilities investment, fire & emergency services, galley, grounds maintenance, housing, integrated & waste, janitorial services, management & administration, morale-welfare-recreation, ordnance, pavement clearance, pest control, port operations, public safety, supply, utilities, vehicles & equipment service, visual services, waste management, wastewater, and water. Security is sometimes included. This work was once done by the troops, prior to the corporate takeover of the Pentagon.
Alutiiq Logistics & Maintenance Services $196,309,084 IDIQ for BOSS at Naval Air Station China Lake, CA.
Kings Bay Support Services $23,589,660 for BOSS at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, GA.
Vectrus Systems Corp. $17,382,577 for BOSS at Keesler Air Force Base, MS.
Vectrus-J&J Facilities Support $23,274,230 for BOSS at Naval Support Activity, Annapolis, MD, including the Naval Academy.
Huntsville Rehabilitation Foundation $3,907,503 for one year of custodial services at Missile Defense Agency locations: the National Capital Region; Dahlgren, VA; Huntsville, AL; Colorado Springs, CO; Kirtland AFB, NM; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK; and Vandenberg AFB, CA.
CONSULTING, ADMIN & LOGISTICS – A January 2015 report noted that trimming some outsourced administrative waste (like we see in this category of consulting, admin, and business logistics) would have saved roughly $125 billion over five years. The Pentagon leadership (many of whom come from leadership positions in U.S. war corporations) buried the report, fearing Congress might use it to cut the war budget.
AECOM $10,507,113 for logistics support services, including maintenance, supply and transportation at Fort Polk, LA.
CACI $13,904,377 for integrated business systems support services. IT services assist Military Sealift Command's business systems and ashore operations, and interface with the Navy Enterprise Defense Business Systems.
Carahsoft $16,056,758 to provide SAP software licenses, third-party software licenses co-developed with SAP, and associated maintenance in support of the Army's financial and logistics enterprise resource planning programs.
Qualx Corp. $7,003,493 for digitization of archival materials for the Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
Systems Products and Solutions Inc. $13,475,295 for logistical support services for U.S. Army Material Command.
BUSINESS & OFFICE
ASM Research $40,284,199 for comprehensive credentialing and privileging program support for Army and Air National Guard.
Ernst & Young LLP $93,000,000 for professional commercial audit support services.
AECOM, Aptim, Jacobs, Environmental Chemical Corp., Fluor, Perini Management Services $1,000,000,000 for global contingency construction projects worldwide.
B&K Construction $7,941,412 for drainage canal work in New Orleans, LA. James Construction $55,050,170 for Comite River Diversion Project in East Baton Rouge, LA. Michels Corp. $7,066,242 to repair levee systems in the Missouri River Basin, Pender, NE. Stantec Consulting Services $45,000,000 for USACE Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise, national dam and levee safety, and geotechnical services.
COLASKA Inc., HC Contractors Inc., Paving Products Inc., Great Northwest Inc., and Granite Construction Co. IDIQ max total $350,000,000 for airfield/roadway paving and striping at Eielson AFB, Fort Wainwright, Fort Greely, Clear AFS, and 168th Air National Guard property, AK.
Cardinal Contracting Inc., Ranco Construction Inc., Rome Management Associates LLC, The Oak Group Inc., GWP Enterprises Inc. $66,000,000 each for asphalt paving and concrete at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ.
Central Environmental Inc. $26,990,428 to relocate an existing road in Porterville, CA.
AECOM-BAKER-CARDNO NAVFAC Atlantic Planning JV $95,000,000 for preparation of Navy/Marine Corps planning and engineering services.
MAINLAND CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING – Endless war requires endless construction and building repair. An added bonus for the Pentagon and the U.S. war industry is how this construction activity effectively co-opts the working class, making them feel like they’re on the same team as the troops. It is a very powerful narcotic.
ABBA Construction $10,481,178 for renovation of Hangar 68 Joint-Preflight Integration of Munitions and Electronic Systems (J-PRIMES) test facility, Eglin AFB, FL.
Akima Support Operations $14,499,202 for continued operational support and civil engineer services (incl. engineering, environmental, operations, maintenance, emergency management) at MacDill AFB, FL.
A-VET/MGC JV LLC, CYE Enterprises Inc., Pacific Tech Construction $30,000,000 IDIQ for projects (mostly roof repair) within the Florida Panhandle, managed by NAFAC Southeast.
Benaka $15,883,000 to construct a security forces and communications flight facility, Westhampton Beach, NY.
B.L. Harbert International $37,142,044 to build a general purpose maintenance shop, Clarksville, TN.
Bowman, Foster & Associates $15,000,000 for mechanical and electrical architect-engineering services primarily at Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Support Activity, Hampton Roads, VA.
Bristol Design Build Services $9,011,390 for construction of Provost Marshall's Office (PMO) facility replacement at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA.
CR Nationwide LLC-Trumble Construction Inc. JV1 $49,000,000 for general roof construction.
Dawson Enterprises LLC $10,431,915 to build utility infrastructure to support the installation of a modular paint booth and personnel building, Tucson, AZ.
Diversified Construction of Oklahoma $22,500,000 for repair, maintenance, and minor construction work.
GFP Group LLC, MDJ Contracting Inc., Sames Inc., Arevalos Trade Co., Miami Technology Solutions $25,000,000 for a broad range of renovation and construction projects.
Greenland Enterprises $19,635,242 to repair a hot water line at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
Huang-Gaghan JV Two $7,624,432 to replace the HVAC system at Building 1864, Naval Support Activity South Potomac, Naval Support Facility, Indian Head, MD.
Hunter Pacific Group $30,000,000 for cost engineering, value engineering, and scheduling services in NAVFAC Southwest.
Joyce & Associates Construction $8,145,647 to replace Vacuum Test Chamber Building 137, MCAS Cherry Point, NC.
Mantle-Plocher JV $14,793,000 for placement and leasing of modular facilities to support approximately 450 personnel at Scott AFB.
Miller Electric Co. $12,000,000 for sustainment, modernization, and improvement projects for 88th Army Reserve Centers throughout Kansas and Nebraska.
The Nutmeg Co. $27,029,098 to repair Submarine A School Bachelor Quarters Building 488, Naval Submarine Base, New London, CT.
R.A. Burch Construction, Bristol Design Build Services LLC, I.E.-Pacific Inc., Barnhart-Reese Construction Inc., Bilbro Construction Co. $58,000,000 ($240,000,000 to $298,000,000) for construction, renovation, and repair at government installations in CA, AZ, NV, UT, CO, and NM.
Sauer Inc. $10,480,000 to renovate existing food preparation areas, serving areas, and admin areas on Fort Bragg, NC.
Vet Industrial $17,305,016 for seismic upgrades to Building 431 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
W.M. Jordan Co. $26,929,000 for design-build repair and renovation of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Building (BEQB) 3609, Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia.
DMS Contracting Inc., C. Rallo Contracting Co., Davinroy Mechanical Contractor Inc., Hank's Excavating & Landscaping Inc., J&B Builders Inc., Mantle-Plocher JV, Surmeier & Surmeier, Pugsley Byrne JV share a total $45,000,000 to support the Scott AFB construction program, including paving and civil categories.
6 firms $99,000,000 IDIQ for construction projects primarily within NAVFAC Washington: D.C. (40%); VA (40%); MD (20%). Intercontinental Construction Contracting, for example, is awarded a task order ($169,821) to build seven above-ground storage tanks and two pump houses at Chesapeake Beach Detachment, MD.
7 firms will compete for overall $95,000,000 for building envelope, roof repair and replacement construction.
43 firms, with 66 contracts, $325,000,000 IDIQ for roofing repair, replacement, maintenance at Air Force installations.
Healy Tibbitts Builders $9,745,000 for Honolulu Harbor maintenance dredging in Honolulu, HI. Manson Construction Co. $16,695,000 for dredging of the Oakland, Ca, harbor, plus transportation of dredged material. Manson Construction Co. $20,300,000 for fully crewed and equipped self-propelled trailing suction type hopper dredge on a rental basis. Work in Plaquemines, LA.
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Christian Sorensen is an author and an independent journalist.
His work focuses on the U.S. war industry.